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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

well, we;re basicaly just dating ourselves here so i'll play -- but i honestly and sadly have to say i dont remember....exactly....

i think i might have gone to a july 89 show at giants stadium, NJ....but i am only sure i went to one of the shows at brendan byrne/meadowlands arena, NJ in october 89....i;m going with 10-15-89, i am fairly certain it was a sunday

Let The Good Times Roll, Iko Iko, Walkin' Blues, Far From Me, Row Jimmy, Victim Or The Crime, Standing On the Moon Samson & Delilah, Crazy Fingers-> Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> Stella Blue-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Box Of Rain

seems to have been a pretty good show....cant say i have even the vaguest memory other than not really liking the opener and being really happy about the box of rain -- even though i didnt know shit from sherlock at the time...i knew the box of rain encore was cool...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 20, 2007 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

10-15-89 was a really cool show for me. Was the first out of body Show that I recall where I was able to fully hear and feel the music on the highest level. Great first show if you ask me.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 19, 2007 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First show

this is mine - http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-18.sbd.murphy.5596.sbeok.shnf

But I had no idea what was going on, and to be honest, was scared. I was just over 13 and was taken to the show by cousins because I got placed in their "care" on family trip to Atlanta to see family. I'm not sure I even knew truckin' at the time. If anything, the only stuff I was into, just barely, was southern rock (outlaws, skynyrd, etc - and only b/c that was what the "cool" guys that smoked and drove listened to back up in Richmond, Va.) I spent the time wide eyed staring at other people, trying not to get lost, and wondering why my cousins kept smiling and laughing at nothing - long before the music started and long before it stopped. So, yes, I caught a show in '77, but not really. My first real show would not be until 1980, same town, same venue, after moving there to finish high school.
I kind of got it this night (always been a slow learner - all i really recall is the wheel) However, not too long thereafter two musicians I really, really liked (Billy Cobham and Alphonso Johnson) came to the agora (across the street from the fox) in this band called Bobby and the Midnites. Oddly enough, that was the show where I got it - during a cover of satisfaction when Alphonso busted his strings. It wasn't the music, but the vibe. Being a sexually active teenage male among "hippie chicks" kind of makes that whole southern rock thing not as much fun. After that, tons of shows during the "declining 80s", including multiple nights of JGB all over - most memorable now being several nights of Lunt Fontane. I won't comment on the final shows and the real sorrow, disappointment I then felt. Thanks to this place, it's now all good (and like others, I'm insanely jealous of folks that saw them a bunch when it was raw and primal dead).

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